Farm Animal Camp: Wednesday

Welcome back to Day 3 of Farm Animal Camp!

Animal Chores

Painting Toad Homes

Garden Kitchen

Homemade Ricotta

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar

Directions: Line strainer with cheesecloth and set inside a large bowl. In a saucepan, combine heavy cream, milk and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasional to prevent scorching. Once boiling, remove from heat and stir in vinegar. Let sit for two minutes, then pour into strainer and let drain for 20 minutes.

 Summer Salad with Herbed Ricotta

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt,  1/4 tsp pepper 
  • 1 lb tomatoes cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced
  • 6 radishes sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 serrano pepper chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves chopped
  • 1 tbs oregano leaves

Directions: In a small bowl combine ricotta cheese with basil, fresh oregano and thyme. Set aside. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Arrange the tomato slices, cucumber, radish and onion on a large platter then drizzle with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper if needed, then top with serrano peppers and dollop ricotta mixture evenly over the tomato slices.

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